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person who comes into the picture, who gave a large sum of money to a top aide of vincent gray to run a shadow campaign, off the books, not reported to the office of campaign finance. that person is referred to as another confidential source, no name, but they know who it is. on top of that, there is a person who conceived of the whole idea of running the shadow campaign, and that individual has not been identified. all of these people have been identified in prosecutorial documents as individuals involved. this does not get to the other spreading cancer of d.c., related to the d.c. lottery. there was a big dispute about awarding the very lucrative contract. there was a dispute -- the person who won the contract was rejected by the council. another person came along and got the contract. there have been protests about it, and also complaints in court that the individual officer who made the award was fired because he resisted pressure to change his decision, political pressure to change his decision. he was fired. meanwhile, there is an investigation taking place to find out more abou
. the other candidate -- vincent gray, was sitting with a look on his face. through the democratic campaign -- after the campaign, when gray defeeated fenty, it turns out,sulaimon brown was given a job in the new gray administration, but was fired for a number of reasons. brown and then complained and said that he had been given money to stay in the campaign, the primary campaign, to harass adrian fenty and was paid by the great campaign to be there. that set off an investigation. since that time, this has spread like a cancer. now, the question is, who are the other people who are going to fall in this campaign? up to this point, you had not directly related to sulaimon brown, but one council member resigned, was found guilty and is serving time in the penitentiary in alabama. another council member -- council chairman resigned and confessed to a felony. we have had to tap campaign aides for the mayor exit, all pleading guilty to felonies in a better record connected to the campaign. still there are unknowns -- who gave the money to sulaimon brown to stay in the campaign? the person who sa
. >> our program is taking a hit. >> weeks ago, mayor vincent gray used a conference to show how they provide gps and even television from a company to be installed in 6500 d.c. taxicabs. the problem, two verifone competitors filed a protest, and on friday, a board chairman declared "we overruled the procurement office determination to proceed before the protest is decided on its merits." >> it simply makes sense. if you installed thousands of meters before a protest is decided, if a decision has to be corrected, it is pretty hard to undo what has already been done. >> they wanted to have the taxicabs outfitted by election day, and now that seems unlikely. >> it takes time to modernize the taxi service and improve the safety and putting on a good face for the district of columbia. >> from drivers still some complaints about moving to get a credit card. he showed a receipt for a credit card charge that was declined at the end of eight large trip. >> i've lost 100 dollars. >> a lot of other major cities and virginia virginia taxicab's have those. >> the chairman says he is confide
vincent gray and a delegate eleanor holmes norton. abc 7 has you covered from all angles from the dnc. watch for live reports from peterson and scott 5:00. starting tonight at >> in battleground virginia, the in a specialn a vacant seatll in the house of delegates. in parts of alexandria, arlington, and fairfax counties succeed to englin, resigned after an extramarital affair. republican, and vying forarian are that seat. open until 7:00 p.m. >> the future is unclear for man center of the campaign surrounding vincent gray in. agreed not to set a date for thomas gore, treasurer pleaded to funneling cash to sulaiman brown. two other campaign aides of also pleaded guilty. prosecutors want the sentencing ended because their investigation is ongoing. >> coming up on abc 7 news, a co-host is named. .> live with michael and kelly >> what michael strahan now four years after predicting his own future. for many the recovery from still underaac is way. why the space shuttle is blamed for a decision to cut down hundreds of trees. craig mundie outside again today. cloudy and a little breezy. clou
. >> reporter: mayor vincent gray set up a task force to try to figure out the reasons for all this flooding in the bloomingdale area. they are supposed to report back to the mayor by december, but residents like derek jones are wishing they would hurry and come up with some resolutions because they say they are tired of living like this. i understand. >> i know it. karen gray houston, thank you for the update. >>> they are putting the finishing touches on the plans for the democratic national convention in charlotte tonight. in a few days president obama will formally accept his party's nomination for a second term. the president is hitting the campaign trail ahead of the convention. during a series of stops he is calling the road to charlotte he gave some hints as to what will be included in his speech on the final night. >> thursday night i'm going to offer you what i believe is a better path forward, a path that will grow this economy and create more jobs and strengthen the middle class. >> the first two days of the convention will take place at the time warner cable arena. thursday the
of questionabout the shadow campaign that helped get vincent gray elected mayor. secly, what role did vincent gray have in all of this? >> staffers have now pleaded guilty to felonies. at least two prom that night attorneys who talked with us today say more charges are certain to follow. >> i wouldn't get away with the lack of activity. if anything, quite frankly, that may mean a storm is brewing. >> in your mind, is there any doubt the prosecutors are looking at the mayor? >> i think so, until we hear otherwise. >> our second criminal attorney who talked on backgrounds says that d.c. mayor gray helped launch a $653,000 shadow campaign with businessman, jeffrey thompson, providing the funding. the attorney says the prosecutors believe the mayor okayed the payments to sulaimon brown. the same attorney, though, is not convinced the prosecutors have the proof at this point. that attorney says -- >> i think he's in some political trouble. someone described it a political mess. that remains to be seen. >> mayor vincent gray, denied any wrong doing. right now he's in charlotte, north carolina. he
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to rescue the woman but could not get to the man. >>> a former campaign aide to d.c. mayor vincent gray is due back into court for a status hearing in his criminal case. thomas gore faces between 12 and 1 months in prison. a sentencing date could be set in today's hearing. >>> some voter in northern virginia will head to the polls today for a special election to replace delegate david england. he resigned earlier this summer after admitting to having an affair. polls in the district are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. >>> democrats are in charlotte, north carolina preparing to kick off the democratic national convention t gets under way today. tom fitzgerald has a preview for us. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama got a first look at the convention podium she will be speaking from tuesday. president obama stayed on the campaign trail. >> of a he got one piece of advice for you about the romney- ryan game plan, ohio. punt it away. it won't work. >> reporter: at a labor union rally in toledo with auto and steel workers, the president said a mitt romney presidency would hurt the middl
a link to that on ourself be with. >>> d.c. mayor vincent gray -- our website >>> d.c. mayor vincent gray addressing the transgender community. >> it is a step in the right direction saying we are going to step out. we are going to be in the forefront and send the message that people who are transgender have as much a place in the district of columbia as nibbles. >> gray says all -- as nibbles. >> gray says all too -- as anybody else. >>> tonight a libbian interior -- libyan interior minister says it was a manned operation that may have been timed -- planned operation that may have been timed to mark the anniversary. >> reporter: violence raining in the middle east as president obama vows to find those responsible for killing the u.s. ambassador to libya and three others. >> we are going to bring those who killed our fellow americans to justice. [ cheering and applause ] i want people around the world to hear me to all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. >> reporter: embassies in egypt and yemen scorned burning flags
investigating the 2010 campaign of vincent gray. he also accused prosecutors of dragging out their investigations without getting indictments. three former aides have already pled guilty as a result of a probe into the campaign. >>> authorities looking to find a suspect associated with a murder case. officers believe 42-year-old anthony kaglianetti of woodbridge killed a man in new york last week. police say the two knew each other but would not release a possible motive for the attack. taglianetti isonsidered armed and dangerous. >>> a man faces jail after he admits he tried to extort money from robert griffin iii. he contacted rg3's agents earlier this year and said he had information that would damage his reputation and wanted $1 million in exchange for his silence. police arrested hurd. he pled guilty to extortion charges and will be arrested in november. >>> starting today, d.c. police will relaunch their breath alcohol test after a two-year hiatus. trained officers will use calibrated meters to test drivers' blood alcohol content. d.c. police stopped that program two ye
when i saw the water force that door open. i couldn't believe it. >> d.c. mayor vincent gray has appointed a task force to come up with a plan in order to fix the problem. until then, authorities suggest that residents keep plenty of sandbags nearby. that's unfortunate. >> until they get a long-term solution, that's unfortunately likely to happen again. >> i know. >> we've been lucky. we've been lucky so far today. we've only had a couple of showers overnight. during the morning hours it's been quiet. radar still relatively quiet. a lot of moisture around. muggy and sticky and gross outside. the humidity way up. we will see a couple of showers and storms but not as much as i was thinking earlier this morning. i think tomorrow will be a more active day but still we have the yellow alert up in case something pops and it could impact your plans. here's the day planner. already in the low 80s. wear headed for the mid and upper 80s before the day is out. with enough sunshine, if is some poke to the 90-degree mark, that wouldn't be surprise me. winds out of the south at 10 miles an hou
on web links. >>> d.c.'s newest neighborhood getting a financial boost. today mayor vincent gray has a $5,000 redevelopment plan for the neighborhood. the thriving community behind union station could see several parks, smaller dog parks, playgrounds, and walking trails. proposal is in its initial stages. >>> the tent goes up for the surface. the golden white tent was erected. the circus celebrating its 35th anniversary. the show making its annual stop. kids and kids at heart can see all the excitement through october 8. >>> is the iphone worth all the hype? the tech experts weigh in just ahead. >>> have you heard this yet? his viral hit landed him a record deal here in the u.s. he performed the song on the today show in new york this morning. the beat catching horse riding dance made it an international. [ male announcer ] this is america's manufacturing when president obama took office. this is china's. under obama, we've lost over half a million manufacturing jobs and for the first time, china's beating us. seven times obama could've stopped china's cheating. seven times he refused. it
.s and a man who dee feed fenty, vincent gray, remains under investigation by the u.s. attorney.rn >> clearly, there have been some miss steps. mistakes, some things that shouldn't have happened in the past. my hope is that those things remain in the past, and everything gets back to normal and the city continues toto improve. >> reporter: fenty made no f mention of engetting back into c politics, but said he'll continue to support the city hei loves. >> as a dc resident, i think the city in general is going forward and is a great place to live,li and i'll do everything i can at a citizen to make sure it keeps going that way. >> fenty says he is currently working at a law office in dupont circle. he ask also focused on efforts to improve education nationwide. brian, it seems like he's happy to be out of the public eye. campaign ads adding up. how much candidates are paying. >> the performance of the stock has been disappointing.dig. >> facebook found terry -- talkr the first time about the stockst >> some changes and tweaksch towards the end of the week anin weather. dave, what's coming up in
lines. it is already live. vincent gray will officially launch it tomorrow. >> and the mount pleasant library is reopening after a renovation project third city officials and residents celebrated knopfthe reopening of the library. and still to come on abc 7 news at noon, she and her husband prince william meters in public remarks. >> more bad news for chris cooley. >> and we will tell you why police in prince george's county have even more traffic cameras in the the area. >> it is a beautiful day. 74 degrees. co i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. mitt romney's position on women's's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would t rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deneny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think th women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades. [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient.. thipresident
businesses to the neighborhood. vincent gray called it one of america's number one destinations. >>> put a little hat on that little boy, and you can really see pat's face there. fun to see the old photo. >> i liked it. and i like those signs. i enjoy having those marker posts. >> it gives you an excuse to stop. >> have a drink of gatorade and move back on, and learn something as well about this beautiful city we live in. >>> outside today, no complaints. no complaints at all came into the weather department. tomorrow looks very good. but maybe not quite as nice as today was. because today was a 10 out of 10 no doubt about it, our skies are still mostly clear as of the 11:00 hour. and the wind which was pretty substantial through at least the first half of the day, the wind is now laid down and gone to bed for the night. with a clear sky and light breeze out there, and very dry air in place. be ready for a chilly start tomorrow morning. dewpoint temperatures are usually a way to estimate your low temperature by morning time. right in the city. the urban heat island will hold us above 49
:00 p.m.. >> the scandal surrounding vincent gray. thomas gore could find out when he will be sentenced. he pled guilty in may for trying to cover up payment. turning now business news. more older americans making up the u.s. workforce. >> also a preview of what wall street is closely watching this week. let's take a listen of linda bell of bloomberg. >> stock index futures now are indicating a higher open as you mentioned. wall street heading back to work today. today we are expecting reports in manufacturing as well as u.s. auto sales and of course the democratic convention officially kicks off so we'll see what president obama has to say as he lays out his plans for job creation. on top of that, we have the labor department that releases its key august jobs report. million s of workers have dropped out of the labor market. "the l.a. times" says nearly one in five americans aged 65 and older are still hard at work or looking for jobs. that is the highest in nearly half a century. older workers are putting off retirement partly due to t
to vincent gray will be back in court next week. he will appear on tuesday to be sentenced. gore pleaded guilty to three campaign finance violations. and, a federal charge of obstruction of justice. he faces 12 to 18 months in prison. the first three campaign workers who pleaded guilty as the part of an investigation into gray's 2010 campaign. the mayor has not been accused of any wrongdoing. >>> back to school week for hundreds of thousand of students in d.c. and virginia. schools in fairfax, loudoun, are lington, alexandria, tuesday. and students have already started classes. i hope they don't have too much home work over the holiday weekend. if you are not one of the 33 million people traveling this labor day weekend and still have vacation days to use. you are in luck. chris clackum has a look at the best travel deals out there this fall. >> reporter: those of you planning for a late summer get away later this month or next, pat yourself on the back for being smart. after labor day travel has become the most pleasurable of the pleasure travel season. >> this is the time when the temp
the pipes can handle. that's what's caused the flooding. >> major vincent gray set up a  task force to figure out the flood problems in that neighborhood. >>> the heavy rain caused flooding. they closed the station to drain the water. metro says stations will not reopen until about 7:00 a.m. >>> it's always good to have an extra day added to that weekend, but not when it rains. >> no. >> we knew it was coming. >> we yes, we did. we said we wouldn't have a washout but we knew we were going to get the tropical rains from isaac. it came in. heavy during the overnight period. even saturday, weird cloud formations around the area. this is l
's sandbags so every basement unit has their own site specific plan. >> mayor vincent gray a mounted a task force to study -- appointed a task force to study the flooding problem in bloomingdale. george hawkins says the long term solution involves a deeper and bigger draining system, but that won't be in place for years. >> flooding is a possibility tonight. topper issued a yellow alert for the chance of more storms. >> i think we're looking at the possibility of a few more storms. your cookout sha be safe the next couple hours and -- should be safe the next couple hours and the storms went north and east of us. we do have some heavy thunderstorms in w of with. those should pass -- west virginia. those should pass into garrett county and the other storms that were in the delmarva earlier have gone up into new jersey. in the immediate future the next few hours we are fine, nothing in the immediate metro area between warrenton, down towards fredericksburg, la plata, toward dunkirk and up toward frederick. temps aren't bad, but boy, the humidity is, 82 downtown, 79 gaithersburg, 79 manassas bu
the route that students walk to and from school. back to you. >> thank you. new at 11:00, d.c. mayor vincent gray launches a new program aimed at raising awareness involving issues of transgendered people. they wanted to ensure access to employment housing, and other public services. this comes after several attacks against transgendered people in d.c. this year. an admission by a local utilities company over outages during the summer cost derecho. investigators from pepcotestified that on less costly distribution changes were made they would not be able to restore power to customers in 24 hours. they came under fire after thousands of customers were left in the dark in at 100 degree heat for over a week. coming up, two nights she is responding to the incident that placed her behind bars. >> not one but two big political rallies. virginia is a big swing state. we will tell you which presidential candidate -- candidate needs to win it the most. >> all >> the battle for virginia took center stage. jobs, the economy, and the future of the nation were front and center as michelle obama and mitt
to the problem. >> reporter: vincent gray has established a task force that will spend the rest of the year investigating the trouble, and the city's water and sewer authority has proposed a $2 million systemwide freeway reengineering plan that would not be completed for another 13 years. in the meantime council member mcduffy's office wants a relief fund established to pay for the cleanup and repairs. >> need far more than a relief re. going to to be too late. >> reporter: they're bracing for the possibility of more thunderstorms this week. bob barner tonight. >>> the gulf coast states are spending labor day cleaning up after hurricane isaac's voltairery evacuation orders remain in place today as swollen rivers and lakes threaten to burst. some of the dams, many people have made shelters their new homes. hundreds of thousands remain without power. the primary energy company said it could take several more days. >> right now -- they can get out to be able to get their food or fresh water or even to see anybody else. >> president obama made a stop in the region today, met with local officia
giving faulty readings. mayor vincent gray said a grant from the national highway traffic safety administration helped to buy the new machines and software and fix the issue. >>> our andrea mccarren was honored today for her work documenting underaged drinking. mothers against drunk driving awarded venezuelan and our photographer dave satchell the 2012 immediate -- awarded andrea and our photographer dave satchell the 2012 media award. the coverage covered a liquor store owner who was selling liquor to minors. >>> the map function on the iphone 5 hammered by users, so glitchy that today apple ceo tim cook apologized for it and took the unprecedented move of actually telling iphone users use google maps instead. users have complained some of the information on the apple maps is off target or incomplete. cook promised apple's working nonstop to fix the problem, then suggested using other options until it's all done. >>> it's been pretty cloudy dale and now we're just hoping to -- day and now we're just hoping to stay dry on a friday night. what are our chances, top? >> north of tow
from mayor vincent gray, ralph nader is calling up president obama and governor romney to debate d.c. issues. he says both campaigns need to answer tough questions about voting rights. >> the difference between romney and obama [inaudible] >> home to 617,000 residents, the district gives three votes. he expects the green party and libertarian candidates will be there. >> the cartoons in "the magazine to make light of muslim extremists and their response to that anti-islamic film. the offices were firebombed last year after publishing a character -- caricature of mama despite the potential for violence. the publisher and cartoonist believe in what they're doing. >> it took a big deal. >> we do provocation. it has been 20 years and is being noticed when we talk about islam or part of islam which raises problems. >> it will close the embassies and schools in 20 countries on friday. security has been boosted in some locations. >> of the steps one county is taking to prevent more people from getting the virus. >> after weeks of controversy the changes that could be coming too fast foo
a small dose of attitude. mayor vincent gray announced that nationals playoff birth will be celebrated by lighting the building red. that starts tonight. it will go straight through the team's playoff run. last night the national st became the first team in the major league baseball to clinch a playoff first. >>> coming up, erica is going to tell you how much longer it's going to look like this outdoors. >>> and, what is the statement behind this controversial chair? we'll have more on that when we come back. >>> we have all seen clint eastwood's empty chair act by now. but another empty chair act down in texas has a few people screaming racism. a man in austin, texas, taped an american flag to a metal chair and hung it from a branch of a tree with a rope. and some neighbors say it resembles lynching and they find it offensive. johnson says you got me all wrong. >> what made you decide to take it down, if you don't mind me asking. >> it had nothing to do with racism. nothing. >> when you put up a chair in your lawn with a rope around it, you're sending a message. >> as you heard, j
. we'll start in d.c. everybody knows mayor vincent gray has had political problems here n the district. how is he being received among democrats in charlotte? >> he's a bit late. wasn't there this morning at the morning -- he wasn't there this morning at the morning delegation meeting where chair party person wasserman schultz showed up. he didn't come till late afternoon and i was told he told somebody in contradiction to what he said last week is that he's not going to do much here. he doesn't want to do anything to drawn necessary attention or do anything to contribute to the obama defeat. obviously he's got his own problems and own concerns, but this is not the stan that he took last week that he was going to mobile -- stance that he took last week that he was going to mobilize. he seems to be many n a much more passive mode. >> is it your sense that is vincent gray's decision to keep arm's strength or the party's? >> i think it might be a mutual decision, that not they ever collaborated, but both sides probably don't think it's in the city's interest to push forward. many people a
is prone to flooding. in fact, mayor vincent gray has a task force trying to tackle this very problem but so far they have not decided to do too much about it. the good news for now, all streets back open. mike, jessica? >> thank you, kristin. kristin live this morning. you're right, it does seem to flood in the same place all the time. the flooding also caused problems for metro. a picture of howard university metro station taken last night. it shows the water actually covering the tracks in metro. metro shut down the green and yellow lines between georgia avenue petworth and mount vernon square stations because of this flooding. and it didn't get those lanes back open until just before the rail shut down for the night. >>> the founder of the unification church, a man with some deep ties to the washington area, has died. reverend sun myung moon was 92 years old. he passed away after suffering complications from knew money ya. he founded the unification church back in 1954 and the group is known and you've seen the video for mass weddings. church followers who never met all get marrie
edge, that was a statement made by prosecutors investigating mayor vincent gray's 2010 campaign. the latest in the probe and buying organic may not be that much better for you. a new study suggests the foods are hardly more nutritious and some of the nation's already withered crops are destroyed after hurricane isaac. those stories and much more on the news edge. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. mitt romney's position on women's's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades. . >>> it's been a record-breaking summer for bwi thurwood marshal airport. today, mayor o'malley announced more than 2.2 million passengers flew through the airport in july. the busiest month ever on record. and that number
at 11:00. >>> in just a few hours, a former top campaign aide to d.c. mayor vincent gray will be back in court. thomas gore pleaded guilty in may to organizing the under the table payments to former mayoral candidate suleman brown. it was all part of an alleged shadow campaign to get gray elected. gore was the first of three campaign aides to plead guilty in this. today's hearing is going to decide whether or not -- excuse me, decide when gore will be sentenced. >>> prince george's county and montgomery county residents could see a hefty increase in their water bills. the wssc needs to increase funding for some construction projects. right now the water company is more than $78 million over its projected construction budget. the money will be used to replace more than 5500 miles of the wssc's aging water system. >>> at 6:07, jessica doyle is here with a special your money report. >> this one is now. a look ahead to big releases coming up. >> it is a big fall for technology. so mark your calendars. you do not want to buy a new cell phone, tablet or e-reader without considering these da
vincent gray's 2010 campaign. barry says the investigation is holding the city hostage. he also accused federal prosecutors of dragging out their investigations without getting indictments. three former gray aides have already pleaded guilty as a result of the probe into the mayor's campaign. >>> today d.c. mayor vincent gray will unveil plans for the new ballou senior high school. the current buildings will be torn down once the new $120 million school is finished. the first phase of building is scheduled to be completed in 2014 with the second and final phase of january 2015. the new school will serve 1,400 daytime students and up to 900 part time evening students. >>> the fbi investigating if a painting bought at a flea market was actually stolen at a virginia art house. a virginia woman bought the piece for $7 and wanted to sell it at auction tomorrow. it's actually a masterpiece created by french impressionist pierre august renoir and could be worth $100,000. turns out it may have also been stolen from the baltimore museum of art back in 1951. that auction is now cancelled. >>> dem
at a ballgame. got to be pretty lucky. thanks. >>> coming up why d.c. mayor vincent gray's campaign investigation could affect his trip to the dnc. >> plus anger and frustration as the clean-up from hurricane isaac continues, why some say their safety was sacrificed for the protection of new orleans. okay, here's the plan. you have a plan? first we're gonna check our bags for free, thanks to our explorer card. then, the united club. my mother was so wrong about you. next, we get priority boarding on our flight i booked with miles. all because of the card. and me. okay, what's the plan? plan? mm-hmm. we're on vacation. this is no plan. really? [ male announcer ] the united mileageplus explorer card. the mileage card with special perks on united. get it and you're in. >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> new details about the wrath of isaac. emergency officials in louisiana released the first damage estimates showing isaac damaged at least 13,000 homes in the state mostly from flooding. one week later thousands still under water in the dark. fox's casey steigel has the latest from lou
-timetraffic. imetraffic. >> thank you. >>> it has been almost two years since mayor vincent gray defeated former d.c. mayor adrian fenty and since then, the d.c. government has been plagued with scandal and mayor fenty has laid low. that is until now. >> matt ackland caught up with the former mayor getting some of his thoughts on the current administration. >> reporter: mayor fenty says he is happeny to be a private citizen and seemed to shy away from calls for him to return to the possible spotlight. >> people miss seeing you. anything new going on? >> i may have to argue with that. i don't know whether people miss seeing me or not but i love d.c., born and raised here. >> reporter: the former mayor was careful with his words when we asked about the headlines of scandal that have come from city government since he left the district's highest office. >> any time there is any type of investigation, citizens' ears are going to perk up. i'll pay attention. >> reporter: since fenty left office, two councilmembers have been forced from their jobs after admitting to felonies actually shadow campaign tha
news, charlotte. >>> in other news, a former top campaign aide to d.c. mayor vincent gray is due in court tomorrow. thomas gore will attend a status conference regarding the criminal case against him. gore pleaded guilty to funneling under the table cash to mayoral candidate suleman brown and trying to cover up the payments. the judge could determine the sentencing date. 9news now sources say as part of a plea bargain, prosecutors will not ask for prison time for gore. >>> can private cameras crack down on crime in a popular northwest d.c. neighborhood? georgetown is a pretty busy destination, also home to the rich and famous, but it also attracts crime. >> residents to put up more private cameras but some wonder is this too much big brother? surae chinn tells us like it or not the private cameras are going up. >> reporter: the citizens association of georgetown will be testing it out. the group will be putting up roughly ten of their own cameras on homes and businesses to deter crime. according to metropolitan police stats, deaths and assaults are up from 2011 but the group has
in the water. >> residents are clearly frustrated. d.c. mayor vincent gray has appointed a task force to figure out what's going on down there. >> a different storm being blamed for high gas prices over the labor day weekend hurricane isaac. the nationwide average jumped eight cent a gallon. in d.c. drivers are paying 3.98, maryland 3.77, virginia 3.69. fox's josh cassio talked to frustrated drivers. >> seems like it's always going up. >> reporter: aaa says drives this drain will face the most expensive -- drivers this labor day will face the most expensive prices we've ever seen this year. hurricane isaac forced some gulf coast refineries to shut down. nationally gas prices are above 3.80, nearly 20 cents more than last year at this time. >> i'm putting gas in every other day i think. >> reporter: officials expect prices to drop later in month as the refineries come back online and the peak driving season wilds down. >> very frustrating because i -- winds down. >> very frustrating because i only get about 20 miles a gallon. i think you try to watch what you do. you space out. if you're going
. earlier today, d.c. mayor vincent gray said that may be on the horizon but he would not get into specifics. >> we're looking now at a solution that could be implemented in the shorter term. we're working on something and hopefullye'll have something to announce soon. >> reporter: meanwhile as they stock up on sandbags have their fingers cross that had this storm won't hover over bloomingdale too long. it is still raining here. people have their fingers crossed that it won't last much longer. >> we hope you'll stay with storm team 4 for our continuing coverage of the severe weather. we have crews across the region. we'll have an update in the next half-hour. >>> police in baltimore are looking for the person who killed a researcher at the national institutes of health. somebody shot 51-year-old dr. peter marvit at about 10:30 last night. it was just a few blocks from hi house. according to the baltimore "sun," he was home from practice with a chorus in which he sings at the time. investigators believe robbery might have been the motive. he worked as a contractor for nih and taught at the un
island avenue, even standed a driver who had to be rescued. mayor vincent gray has appointed a task force to study the flooding problem in bloomingdale. and the d.c. water department director george hawkins says a long-term solution involves a new deeper and bigger draining system which will not be finished for years. >>> president obama toured the flood damaged town of laplace, louisiana yesterday. he met with people whose homes were destroyed in the flooding brought on by hurricane isaac. the. properly niced -- the president promised the federal government would provide as much help as possible. some people say there the levees built to protect new orleans actually caused the flooding in their areas. >> we're going to make sure it doesn't happen again. >> the president also praised law officers who risked their lives during the storm to rescue families who fled to their roof toos to escape the rising -- to escape the rising water. >>> american flags lined route 2 in maryland yesterday to honor the return of a fallen navy sale. >> special warfare officer first mass patrick feeks was kill
in this case. >>> the case is 4:47. one of d.c. mayor vincent gray's former aides will find out tomorrow whether he will go to prison. ford pleaded guilty earlier this year. he faces 12 to 18 months in prison. gore is one of three campaign workers who have pledded guilty in part of investigation into gray's 2010 campaign. the mayor hasn't been accused of breaking the law at this point. >>> for many labor day is not just a time to enjoy the last days of summer. it's also a time to remember those who bravely fought for our country during world war ii. a special sir moan any was held yesterday at the world war ii memorial on the national mall. it was held to commemorate the 67th anniversary of v-jay day. they defeated japan in 1945. a performance from the u.s. reens corps quinn tet. >>> one month ago in the regular season the nationals already have more wins than they had in all of last season. they won again yesterday, beating the cardinals, 4-3. it was the nats '81st victory of the year. they also hold a 6 1/2-game first place lead over the atlanta braves. steven strasburg pitched brillia
a former campaign aide to mayor vincent gray pled guilty to corruption charges is back in court, trying to cover up p payment. that candidate is believed to be brown who said he was paid to attack then mayor. he is one of three campaign aides to plead gill toy to corruption charges. he could receive 12 to 18 months in prison. >>> the coast guard is search for a missing boater in married. two people fell from a sailboat in the chesapeake bay, 12 miles north of annapolis. the crew was able to rescue the woman but they lost sight of the man. coast guard says he's 27 years old and a member of the boat crew. >>> a prince george's family recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning. when everyone in the house woke up yesterday with headaches and naus is a the parns realized those are symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning and they called 911. two adults and three children were taken to baltimore for possible treatment in a hyper barrick chamber. they are expected to be okay. >>> the scramble to save hundreds of homes this morning as the recovery from isaac continues along the gulf coast. >>> plus
in the district aims to create a better environment for transgender people. vincent gray unveiled five ads to be on display in the coming weeks. they include photos of transgender people who live in d.c. the mission here is to make sure transgender people have access to employment and housing and that incidents of discrimination are reported. >>> today neil armstrong, the first man on the moon, will be buried at sea. there was an emotional good-bye to armstrong at the national cathedral yesterday. more than 2,000 people packed the cathedral. former crew members buzz aldrin and michael collins attended the ceremony as well. the stained glass window is embedded with a moon rock that neil armstrong back. >>> officials in cuba said there is no offer on the table to bring a maryland contractor jailed back home. a diplomat said the country was willing to negotiate for the release of allen gross. the state department said it has not had any cooperation on a deal. they also believe cuba wants to trade for cuban agents jailed in the u.s. gross is serving a 15-year sentence for illegally bringing in
up to six months in prison on each charge. >>> meantime it's likely a former aide to mayor vincent gray will not serve jail time. police say howard brooks has been cooperative and provided substantial assistance. brooks is accused of lying about paying off mother mayoral candidate. prosecutors say -- another mayoral candidate. prosecutors say they won't oppose supervised probation and community service. >>> we are less than two months from the presidential election and things may be looking up for president obama. for the first time in four months his campaign raised more money than republican challenger mitt romney. the obama campaign pulled in $114 million last month and the romney campaign $111 million. >>> tonight congress back up on the hill doing their job supposedl but across our region thousands of workers in the defense industry are wondering if they'll still be on the job if congress fails to avoid massive automatic cuts. fox 5's tom fitzgerald following this. this was a concern in july. why didn't it get done? >> congress decided to go on vacation for the month of august
the allegations. >>> prosecutors say a former aide to vincent gray has been so helpful in their corruption investigation that they won't ask for jail time. prosecutors said in court documents that howard brooks has provided substantial assistance and that probation and community service would be a suitable sentence. brooks pled guilty in may to lying to the fbi about making payments to fringe candidate soliman brown. he is one of three former aides to plead guilty to corruption. >>> the democratic national convention appears to have given president obama a boost, but the race for president remains tight. he leads mitt romney by six points among all voters according to the latest "washington post/abc news poll. however, the president leads his republican rival by just a single point among likely voters. the convention also did little to change how voters think of obama's presidency. just 48% of them approve of his performance. 50% disapprove. >>> just to give you a sense of how hotly contested this election is, the campaigns and outside groups have already spent more than $500 million in ra
to as simply moonies. sun moon was 92 years old. >>> a former top campaign aid to vincent gray is due in court tuesday. thomas gore will attend a status conference regarding the criminal case against him. you might recall that gore pleaded guilty to funneling under the table cash to then mayoral candidate brown in trying to cover up the retaliates. the judge on tuesday -- cover up the payments. the judge on tuesday could determine a sentencing date. as part of that plea bargain agreement, prosecutors will not ask for prison time for thomas gore. >>> more violence in syria left four army officers wounded. also today a british human rights group says more than 5,000 people were killed in syria last month alone. that makes august the deadliest month since the up rising began some 17 months ago. >>> earlier today hundreds of people rallied across from the white house calling attention to the situation in syria. the rally dubbed world silence is killing syria was sponsored by the sir ri anamerican -- syrian american council. they're calling on americans to take action to help the syrian people. >>>
it in court. >>> a new ad campaign aims to create a better environment for transgender people. mayor vincent gray unveiled five advertisements that will be on display in the coming weeks, including photos of transgender people who live in the district. the message, to make sure transgender have equal access to employment and housing and incidents of discrimination are reported to authorities. >>> up next tonight -- it fell from the sky. now the search is on for the missing drone in d.c. and there's a reward for the person who finds it. >>> thieves are conning renters out of thousands of dollars and you could be targeted even if you're not in the market for a new place. >>> punished by police. why a mother was slapped with a tick >>> a local business owner lost his small remote-control drone over the weekend. now he's offering a $200 reward for those who trn it in. adam was using it last sunday when a gust of wind blew it out of remote control range. he's posted flyers trying to get it back. he thinks it crashed near 17th and florida in northwest. >>> a mother in philadelphia is ready for a c
domain to acquire the property. and the city through the current mayor vincent gray has fought off six lawsuits over ownership, with only one more minor one remaining. >> if there were folks who gave up, it's perfectly understandable. >> skyland is a reality. we are really on the move in ward 7. >> you'll be happy to know i will not be working on this construction project. >> reporter: mayor grade said the city will monitor construction to see that it stays on schedule. >> this is the actualization, bringing to fruition promises that we made. >> reporter: in southeast washington, along alabama avenue, tom sherwood, news4. >>> along with the retail stores, the project is also supposed to include 500 new homes. >>> we had a lovely warm, kind of a summery day there today. but we've got some changes in store for us. let's check in with doug. >> temperatures looking at 83 degrees. plenty of sunshine a little earlier. winds out of the southwest at 13 miles an hour. definitely felt more like summer than just a couple of days ago when it was feeling like fall. 82 in culpepper. 77 in martinsbur
. and the man who defeated him vincent gray remains under investigation by the u.s. attorney >> there have been miss steps, mistakes and things that shouldn't have happened in the past. my hope is that those things remain in the past and everything gets back to normal and the city begins to improve. >> no mention of getting back into dc politics but said he'll continue to support the city he loves >> dc resident, i think the city in general is going forward and it's a great place to live and i'll keep doing everything i can as a citizen to make sure it keeps heading that way. >> he says he is working at a law office. he is also focused on improving education for kids nationwide. fox 5 news. >> interesting to see the former mayor. good to see him. >> and good to hear him speak. >> coming up first for the district, what you'll soon see pop up around town. >> and an important part of history will be relived this weekend. a look at how the town is celebrating or commemorating we should say, the 150th anniversary of a battle that played a key role in the civil war. we'll be right back. i didn't know
alone but the cameras are more about keeping the roads safe. >>> vincent gray's former aide will find out tomorrow whether or not he will go to prison. moore pleaded guilty this year. he faces 12 to 18 months in prison. the mayor hasn't been accused of breaking the law at this point. >>> for many labor day is not just a time to enjoy the last days of summer, it's also a time remember those who bravely fought for our country in world war ii. a ceremony was held yesterday on the national mall. it was held to commemorate the 67th anniversary of v-j day, the day the allies defeated japan in 1945. the event included a wreath laying ceremony and also a performance from the u.s. marine corps brass quartet. ♪ and the wet weather could not stop the annual labor day concert. the concert was moved inside the eisenhower theater at the kennedy center. officials made the decision early yesterday because of the threat of bad weather. thankfully it did not impact the crowds. the national symphony orchestra played to an almost packed house. impressive show. >> much more comfortable inside than outsi
to six months in prison on each charge. >>> it is likely a former campaign aide to d.c. mayor vincent gray who will not seven jail time. prosecutors say howard brooks has been cooperative and provided substantial assistance in the investigation into mayor gray's 2010 election campaign. brooks is accused of lying about paying off another mayoral candidate. prosecutors say they will not oppose supervised probation and community service. brooks is scheduled to be sentenced in october. >>> there is a new talk show on fox 5 presenting some real challenges for our guests on the show. >> it is called the jeff probst show. i recently talked to jeff about what view considers expect from it. we'll be right back. [ fingers tapping ] [ rain pattering ] [ heels clicking ] [ female announcer ] yoplait light tastes great now... ♪ ...and feels great later 20 delicious flavors of yoplait light, now at 90 calories each. yoplait, it is so good! >>> welcome back to fox 5 morning news. live look outside. it is a little bit on the chilly side. some people call it pleasant. some people call it chilly. jus
environment for transgender people. mayor vincent gray revealed a campaign coming in the coming weeks. the plan to make sure transgender people have equal access to employment and housing and that incidents of discrimination are reported. >>> the power is back on this morning in germantown after a blown fuse caught fire. take a look. this video shot by a viewer shows it in flames. that fire knocked out power to more than 100 customers, including a giant food store. police had to detour traffic in that area for some time. firefighters were able to get the flames under control, and the power was restored about 10:00 last night. >>> taking metro could be a little safer this morning thanks to a new monitoring system. the transit agency says the newly installed system can protect and warn about the type of problem that led to the deadly 2009 crash on the red line. before this system, metro reviewed data two times a day. now they can review trains in realtime. this may help the transit agency return to automated mode. >>> prince george's county police say they have no choice but to install
. the project is expected to take 18 months. >>> today a former vincent gray campaign aide who pled guilty to corruption was back in court. thomas gore admitting funneling money and then trying to cover up the payments. that minor candidate is believed to be brown who said he was paid to attack then mayor fente. one of three campaign aides to plead guilty to corruption charges. he could receive 12 to 18 months in prison. >>> right now polls are open to thousands of northern virginia voters for a special election. it's for virginia's 45th district which includes fairfax county and arlington county. three men are running to replace david and glenn who stepped down from his house seat after disclosing that he had an extra marital affair. polls will stay open until 7:00 tonight. >>> 11:09. 89 degrees out there. coming up, a first for the democratic national convention which begins today. >>> plus, how the republicans are spending this week. >>> what this child wanted to ask prince harry. stay with us >>> right now, president obama is on his way to norfolk. the president will speak at norfolk s
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